Specialized Care for Heart and Vascular DiseaseThe Heart and Vascular Center at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin specializes in diagnosing and treating all forms of heart and vascular disease, from the common to the uncommon.
The Heart and Vascular Center stands out because of the number of highly skilled sub-specialists in cardiac and vascular medicine, cardiac and vascular surgery, interventional cardiology and interventional radiology,” said David Rutlen, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin cardiologist and associate chair for ambulatory programs at Froedtert & the Medical College. “Medical College of Wisconsin physicians perform a high volume of complex heart and vascular procedures. This is good for patients; research shows a strong correlation between number of procedures performed and positive outcomes.”
The experienced teams at the Heart and Vascular Center offer a complete range of services, including emergency treatment, diagnostic imaging, 24-hour cardiac catheterization, interventional procedures, minimally invasive and open cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, heart transplant, critical care, rehabilitation and clinical follow up. Team members collaborate to ensure integrated care for each patient.
“Our multiple specialties work closely together to deliver the absolute best care for each individual,” said Gary Seabrook, Medical College of Wisconsin vascular surgeon. “We are prepared to offer a range of treatment options, whether patients come to us for vascular disease, cardiac issues or – not uncommonly – a combination of these conditions.”
Part of an academic medical center, Medical College of Wisconsin cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, and vascular surgeons are studying heart failure, aneurysms, coronary artery disease and carotid stenosis to bring the latest treatments and technology to their patients.
Among the unique treatments Froedtert & the Medical College offer are minimally invasive valve repair and replacement, stenting for aneurysms and blocked arteries, carotid artery stenting and procedures to close holes in the heart. Medical College of Wisconsin physicians offer many more specialized treatment options that are not readily available in the region.
In addition, programs such as the Adult Congenital Heart Program, the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program, the Valvular Disease Clinic, Interventional Radiology Clinic, the Vascular Surgery Clinic, the Diagnostic Vascular Laboratory and the Comprehensive Vein Clinic meet the specialized needs of patients.
Source: Froedtert Today
Date: March 2007